Monday, 6 May 2013

The PRNTA recently submitted three questions to local MLA candidates - as soon as we receive their answers we will post the results:

Questions for Peace River North MLA candidates respectfully submitted on behalf of the Peace River North Teachers’ Association.

It is our intention to circulate these questions, and your answers, to PRN teachers. The PRNTA asks that you respond to these questions in writing to ensure that local teachers understand your position on these critical issues.

Children in poverty and the working poor:
1.  BC ranks high in the numbers of children living in poverty.  Low wages, high cost-of-living and child-care are factors that contribute to the dire situation in which many of our families live.  If you are elected, what will you do to change this?

Special education support:
2.  The need for special education programs is increasing but provincial funding is frozen or is being reduced.  Classroom teachers are asked to provide instruction to students with diverse learning needs but are receiving fewer supports and resources. The clear message is ‘do more with less’.  If you are elected, what will you do to change this?

Teacher collective bargaining:
3.  PRN teachers want a fair, negotiated contract.  The restrictions the government has placed on the bargaining process ensure that we will not have a contract that respects teachers and meets our needs.  If you are elected, what will you do to change this?

Please remember to get out and vote!

Advance voting places
You can vote at any advance voting place Wednesday, May 8 - Saturday, May 11, 2013 - between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Advance voting is available to all voters and all advance voting places are wheelchair accessible.

Advance voting places are:
Taylor Comm Hall, 9896 W Cherry Ave, Taylor Wheelchair Accessible
Pearkes Centre, 10801 Dudley Dr, Hudson's Hope Wheelchair Accessible
Pomeroy Sports Centre, 9324 96 St, Fort St. John Wheelchair Accessible
General Voting Day is Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific time.

General voting places
Taylor Comm Hall, 9896 W Cherry Ave, Taylor Wheelchair Accessible
Hudson's Hope Comm Hall, 10310 Kyllo St, Hudson's Hope Wheelchair Accessible
Prespatou Elem/Sec School, 22113 Triad Rd, Prespatou Wheelchair Accessible
Fort St. John Seniors Hall, 10908 100 St, Fort St. John Wheelchair Accessible
Rose Prairie Curling Rink, 7077 260 Rd, Rose Prairie Wheelchair Accessible
Baldonnel Elem School, 5836 Baldonnel Rd, Baldonnel Wheelchair Accessible
Montney Rec Hall, 12401 Rd 256, Montney Wheelchair Accessible
Cecil Lake Comm Hall, 4864 Cecil Lake Rd, Cecil Lake Wheelchair Accessible
Buick Comm Hall, 15288 Rodeo Rd, Buick Wheelchair Accessible
Pomeroy Hotel, 11308 Alaska Rd N, Fort St. John Wheelchair Accessible
Charlie Lake Comm Hall, 12717 Charlie L Hall Ave, Charlie Lake Wheelchair Accessible
Pomeroy Sports Centre, 9324 96 St, Fort St. John Wheelchair Accessible
Wonowon Elem School, MILE 101 Alaska Hwy, Wonowon Wheelchair Accessible




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